We live in troubled times marked by natural disasters, war, famine, poverty and more. All you need to do to see the suffering around us is open your eyes, you just can’t miss it. I think most people recognize worthy causes and are happy to help where they can. And if you are truly a disciple of Christ, then giving to those in need is not an option, it’s a way of life.
“God loves a cheerful giver.” – Bible or Not?
Today’s quote is not about what you give, it’s about how you give. Attitude is everything, and as we support the causes that are near and dear to us let us do it with a smile. Whether it be tithing to the church, supporting orphans, feeding the homeless, sending in money for disaster relief, or whatever, giving should be a joy and not a burden. After all, didn’t Jesus say to give and it will be given you over flowing?
The Bible is repleat with teachings on charity, generosity, grace and all manner of giving. And, yes, today’s quote is among them. Here is the full Bible verse:
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 (New King James Version)